[Tweeters] Seattle wants to let people camp in Arboretum, Seward, Discovery, Lincoln, Carkeek and Magnuson parks

Kevin Purcell kevinpurcell at pobox.com
Sun Oct 9 13:59:16 PDT 2016


As this impacts Seattle birders ...

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/now-seattle-wants-to-copy-portlands-disastrous-camping-plan/


> The Seattle City Council not only appears poised to make camping legal across large parts of this city, they are doing this experiment on a much larger scale and for a longer trial period than Portland (two years here versus Portland’s six months).

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> Seattle released maps Friday showing that a proposed homeless ordinance would allow camping here on 167 miles of sidewalks, as well as in 5,200 acres of unimproved areas inside city parks and greenbelts. It includes the Arboretum and Seward, Discovery, Lincoln, Carkeek and Magnuson parks as well as dozens of other parks big and small in all parts of the city.


The official maps are here

https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3125975/Sidewalk-Camping.pdf
https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3125976/Parks-Camping.pdf

There are more parks that just the ones mentioned in the subject including some small ones but those are the most used by birders.

Let the mayor and your city representatives know what you think about this idea.
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Kevin Purcell (Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA)
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